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Bronte School House

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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, England
Perfectly located for exploring both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks, Bronte School House is a beautiful period holiday cottage simply steeped in history: it was the old Clergy Daughters' School attended by Charlotte and Emily Brontë 1824-25. The property has been sensitively restored preserving the historical character whilst also including modern-day comforts: step inside and you will find snowy-white limewashed walls, original floorboards and beams, exposed stonework and cushioned window seats. The property is well equipped with everything you could want for a comfortable stay. Enjoy relaxing by the log-burner in the cosy sitting room or taking a long soak in the big roll-top bath after a day's hiking before sinking into the crisp white cotton bedlinen.

On sunny days you can take advantage of the lovel...
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Listing #HL313798
About the Owner
Sandra B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2013
Interaction with guests
Wherever possible I will meet you at the cottage to give you the keys and show you around, let you know how everything works and to answer any questions you might have about the cottage or the surrounding area. I live only half an hour away in Lancaster and am available at the other end of the phone/via e-mail/messaging/Whatsapp in case of any problems or should you need any information.
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

This beautifully restored cottage is a wonderful home from home. Spacious, great bathroom, well equipped and very comfy beds! The location is perfect. We stayed for 2 weeks and explored both the Yorkshire Dales and The Lake District, never short of wonderful places to visit...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank S_Agar620
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The house is very beautiful and comfortable. You'll find all you need there. The house is remarkably renovated to keep the history and yet to accommodate it to modern standards. Sandra high end taste is signed in any detail of the house. Sandra is very...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank YehudaC12
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Harlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 June 2017


Date of stay: June 2017
  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    2 Twins
    1 Crib
    1 Full
    1 King
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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  • Damage Deposit: ₹ 9,075 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
The price includes electric, heating, large basket of logs for the log-burner, linen, towels, and unlimited broadband/wifi. NOTE: For stays of anything other than the stated minimum stay of 3 nights or one/two week(s) in the above table please contact the owner for a price. This property is strictly NO SMOKING/VAPING. Sorry no pets allowed (even well-behaved small ones I'm afraid) unless an assistance dog (eg. Guide dog for the blind) is necessary. Parents of young children should be aware that the stairs are stone and the balustrade has gaps of up to 23cm.
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About the neighbourhood
Brontë School House is situated in the village of Cowan Bridge only 2 miles from the wonderful historic market town of Kirkby Lonsdale; the cottage is ideally situated for exploring both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks as well as the beautiful Lune Valley in which it sits.

Kirkby Lonsdale is an absolutely delightful historic market town home to numerous enticing cafés, bars, restaurants and small independent shops as well as an excellent supermarket. The view of the River Lune, as painted by Turner and praised by John Ruskin as 'one of the loveliest views in England', can be seen from St Mary's churchyard in Kirkby Lonsdale.

Cowan Bridge: is a small village with an excellent general store/newsagents and cafe run by Geoff and Steven. It also has two resta...
Getting around
Having a car is the easiest way to get around but there is a local bus (No.581) takes you from Cowan Bridge to Kirkby Lonsdale to the west or Ingleton and Settle to the east. And then you can take a ride on the famous Settle to Carlisle railway line: one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the country (personally I would recommend the Settle to Appleby stretch as the best).
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How to get there
Airport: Manchester: 120.0 km
Railway: Lancaster: 29.0 km
Accessing by road from the south: M6 J34 is 13 miles away; from the north: M6 J36 is 8 miles away; from the east: take the A65 (Kendal direction) to Cowan Bridge.
By public transport: By train from the east to Settle station, then bus 581 to Cowan Bridge. By train from the south to Lancaster Station, then bus 81B to Kirkby Lonsdale, change to bus 581 for Cowan Bridge or, taxi (30 minutes) from Lancaster station to Cowan Bridge. By train from the north to Oxenholme station then taxi (16 minutes) to Cowan Bridge.
The nearest airports are Manchester (85 mins by car) & Liverpool (95 mins by car).
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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